Many who had believed the Muslim Brotherhood candidates would win at least some seats were surprised by the NDP sweep. Egyptians who looked to the United States to pressure Mubarak into liberalizing the election and making strides toward democracy were disappointed with the weak statement of “dismay” from Washington. Contested seats in Sunday’s run-off electionsContinue Reading »
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed us to remove these mobile homes within 60 days, so that they do not become permanent housing solutions,” he said. The cabinet secretary added that governmental teams will be in charge of mapping the scope of the damage. “Some of those whose property was damaged are covered by insurance companies,Continue Reading »
Among the Wikileaks disclosures were a number of cables quoting concerns about Iran expressed by Arab nations and specific instances of Arab leaders urging the United States to take military action to end the Iranian nuclear program.Continue Reading »
“We launched the Challenge to encourage new thinking and spur innovation at every level of development,” says Beth Comstock, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for GE. “The first step toward modernizing our grid is to uncover ideas and transform them into game-changing technologies and the Challenge has demonstrated that many great ideas existContinue Reading »
Ynet brings you a summary of the national disaster, minute after minute: Thursday, December 2 12:02 pm, Big forest fire breaks out near Usfiya. No injuries reported, but fire threatens houses. Many firefighting teams dispatched to area. 12:38, Firefighters evacuate prisoners from Damon Prison. 1:06, Firefighters evacuate Beit Oren and the Carmel Forest spa resort.Continue Reading »
The new policy is significant because it veers away from the Hamas charter which lays claim to all land, including that which is the state of Israel; and because it appears to be a major step toward reconciliation with Fatah. Ending the bifurcation between the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah-controlled West Bank [Judea and Samaria]Continue Reading »
Eyeglasses, as they are used today, are not ideal solutions he says, because what you gain in eyesight magnification you lose in clarity and focus. It's a problem that has plagued generations of eyeglass wearers, but Zalevsky believes he has found a better way. “Spectacles” have been around for at least 700 years by mostContinue Reading »
The Jerusalem Post reported that assistance is also set to come from Britain, Russia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Romania, Jordan and Bulgaria. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on their Web site that they are “in contact with almost all European countries, and with Middle Eastern states regarding assistance in extinguishing the blaze.Continue Reading »
My heart is heavy as I feel the pain of the nation of Israel at this moment as fires ravage northern Israel and threaten the city of Haifa. According to the Jerusalem Post, quoting Haifa firefighter spokesman Hezi Levi, “If we don't get foreign assistance tonight, I doubt we will be able to control theContinue Reading »
More than 15,000 people were evacuated from their homes by late Thursday [December 2] as a massive fire continued to rage in northern Israel. Thursday night, officials in Haifa, Israel's third largest city, ordered the evacuation of several streets in the Denia neighborhood. Mayor Yona Yahav estimated that some 2,500 people will be evacuated fromContinue Reading »
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